The CRISIS in World War I
In honor of the 100th anniversary of the end of WWI, Syl Woolford will present a lecture on African-American participation in the Great War.
During World War I 300,000 African-Americans served in the military.The NAACP had a vested interest in showing African-American were American patriots, fighting and dying for their country. With the objective of showing how African-Americans were helping the win the war, W. E. B. DuBois, editor of the NAACP’s magazine the CRISIS, traveled to France to report on the progress of the war.
What DuBois found was a story of the continued struggles which African-Americans faced in trying to achieve first class citizenship.
Registration for this program is recommended. To sign up, call the library at 302-645-2733 or sign up at the Circulation Desk.